It is so kind of you BHelmet to offer advise on moving to Hawaii. Your fortunate to have lived there for so long before disaster struck. It sounds like for the last 6 years your friends and Hawaii have been living a seemingly normal life. I was suspect about the ocean current by passing Hawaii and so the radioactivity being less. It seems to be the case from what you say. With this in mind, it appears that the west coast may actually be worse then Hawaii since its located directly in the current coming from Japan. That being said, unfortunately the threat is invisible and accumulation is the problem even when in low doses.BHelmet said:Hi SummerLite - Hawaii is a whole 'nother kettle of fish, to use a bad pun in this case. I lived there for 10 years. I have many friends there, some who are avid divers. I asked and so far no one has reported seeing any shocking decline in the sea life or sushi that glows in the dark. It all depends on the ocean currents and trade winds. But my thoughts are that it must be at least equal to the effects on the western USA. Your thought about tourism is probably right. And it is true there are many Japanese who hold high positions, although they only constitute a fraction of the total population. Each island is different but the overall breakdown is about a third asians however this includes a whole bunch of Filipinos, Chinese, Thai and Koreans (among others) along with the Japanese, so maybe about 12-15% Japanese max. Certainly there have been some die-offs of sea life reported. If you want any advice about moving there, I can offer a bunch.SummerLite said:I spent a good part of the day yesterday looking at youtube videos and othe sources on updates and scanned the link provided by horse just now. Specifically, I was looking for information about Hawaii and its not easy to find. One article explained there is a cover up going on as many in Hawaiian government are Japanese along with much of the population and also the tourist industry would be adversely affected if radiation studies and such are made public, plus the thick program of denial. Other sources say cancer in children is on the rise. Does anyone have any good information on what is happening in Hawaii? My search on the topic was set off by my daughter hinting at wanting to move there with her 2 children and me. At one time, pre-Fukushima, I would have been very enthused and start packing my bags for to live in Hawaii has always been a cherished dream of mine. But now, I think its become a "no go zone". How could Hawaii possibly be exempt from the radiation of Fukushima? With the mass die off in the Pacific, along the coast that we're seening, what is happening to Hawaii's sea life? What a tragedy, don't really have the words to describe the loss of Hawaii. :(
horse, this was an excellent source of information, thanks so much. Now a main source for info on Fukushima for me.@SummerLite, Stock at NukePro has info on Hawaii. Mahalo
Monday, July 18, 2016
Breaking! University of Hawaii Research Shows Radiation in Hawaii Soil 2016 as Bad as 7 Prefectures in Japan 2 weeks After Fukushima https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/search?q=Hawaii
Friday, February 7, 2014
Definitely some increased radtiaion in the water of Hawaii
On a "working"/ research trip I took a gallon of ocean water from near shore, Diamond Head area. boiled off half a gallon in a frying pan. Leaving quite a bit more salt than one might think!
After the rains have stopped, the air CPM has reverted to 24 to 27 CPM. But when the Inspector is put over the evaporated salt and "stuff", it pegs 35 to 38 on a regular basis.
Now figure areas that get hit with high winds and salt spray. People are breathing this in. Its in your fish and octopus and squid.
I was surprised to see a 50% increase over background.
Fukushima is here. Now what?
Lemon Balm has some promise for long term low level radiation exposure, I will start researching and growing.
February 8, 2014 (reply)
Cesium 137 and Strontium 89 and 90 in Hawaii pasteurized milk. Cobalt 60 in Hawaii rain, Plutonium 239 in Hawaii air, Tritium in Hawaii drinking water.
voyageur, thank you also. I'll listen to Helen when I'm feeling more courageous as I know the doom factor is high there. She came to my town many years ago and I attended her talk and I believe I have her book around somewhere. She's fortunate to be able to jump on a plane and escape to Australia.
So, I think moving to Hawaii is not a good idea! My daughters possible plan was to move in 2 years time and who knows what could happen before then. One thing is certain, the radiation accumulation is only going to continue in Hawaii. The die off will likely become more visible.